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When to Fertilize Your Lawn for a Lush, Green Yard

Updated: Nov 19, 2022


When You are thinking about fertilizing your lawn, there are two big questions to answer first: How often should I fertilize my lawn? and When should I fertilize my lawn? By knowing the answers to these questions, you can make sure your fertilizer doesn’t go to waste and guarantee your lawn gets the nutrients it needs to grow thick and green without choking on harmful chemic


als. Here are some things to consider when figuring out when you should fertilize


your lawn, as well as suggestions based on each of the four different kinds of ferti


lizer available on the market.


The best time to fertilizer your lawn

The best time to fertilize your lawn is at the beginning of its growing season. This means the spring for us here in North Texas. Do


n't forget that it's not just grass that needs fertilizer; your trees and shrubs need care too! The best way to figure out when you should fertilize your lawn is by looking at the label on your fertilizer and checking it against what month you're in. As a general rule, if you don't know whether or not you should fertilize, don't do it. If you are unsure whether or not your trees and shrubs need fertilizer, talk with someone knowledgeable about plants who can help you make an informed decision. Remember that fertilizing too much can be as harmful as well as beneficial to your lawn. You can always ask our team members at Yard Doctor - we have been providing top


quality lawn care services since 2008 and will gladly answer any questions you may have!


The type of fertilizer you should use

Fertilizing your lawn is an important step in maintaining the health of your yard. It's a good idea to fertilize about every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a quality fertilizer. Fertilizers can range from organic composted manure to synthetic chemical pellets.

When choosing which type of fertilizer to use, keep in mind that there are many variations. Organic fertilizers such as composted manure or fish emulsion provide nutrients as well as organic matter. They also leave behind beneficial microorganisms that work symbiotically with plant roots and help break down plant debris into humus. Synthetic fertilizers often contain only nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Synthetic fertilizers do not contribute organic matter to the soil. However, they can still be used throughout the year t


o maintain healthy turf grass. Liquid fertilizers exist in a readily available form for fast nutrient absorption by the soil. You can rest assured that the ingredients are getting to work fast. Liquid fertilizer allows for a more uniform application than granular fertilizer. Best of all, there is no heavy spreading equipment needed with liquid fertilizers—use your existing garden hose to apply this product with the bottle's spray nozzle.


How often you should fertilize your lawn

It's a good idea to fertilize about every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. If you're looking to maintain a yard that is dormant during the winter, it's best to fertilize early spring. There are several factors that can affect when you should fertilize your lawn. The first is the type of turfgrass you have and its gr


owth rate. In the fall, warm-season grasses like Bermuda, St. Augustine, and Zoysia grow slowly, so fertilizer applied then will mostly go unused. During spring and summer, however, these warm-season grasses need plenty of nutrients to remain lush and green.


The benefits of fertilizing your lawn

A lush and green lawn is the perfect way to showcase your home's curb appeal. So when should you fertilize your lawn? For grasses that thrive in the warmer seasons such as Bermuda, St Augustine, and Zoysia, late spring and early summer is the best time of year to keep them green and luscious. This way, they'll be more durable and able to withstand heat and drought. Combating weeds is another benefit of fertilizing your lawn, by maintaining a thick lawn you limit the number of places weeds can grow. So, if you want a better-looking, more robust lawn that is denser, greener, with more roots and a faster recovery from summer wear and tear and other injury, fertilizing is key. It’s important to fertilize the lawn at the right time and choose the right fertilizer.


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